With Fallout 76 getting its latest expansion, Wastelanders, and the Steam release on the same day on April 14th, the developers from Bethesda have unveiled a special Steam offer for the current owners of the PC version of the game. From now through 11:59pm ET, April 12, if you have already purchased Fallout 76 on Bethesda.net, you have the opportunity to get the game on Steam, including Wastelanders. Check out the official site to find out more, including a detailed FAQ regarding progression transfer and more.
All you have to do to get your free Steam copy of Fallout 76 is go here and link your Steam account to your Bethesda.net account before 11:59pm ET, April 12. When the Steam version is available, you will automatically receive your Fallout 76 entitlement.
Please note, you will not be able to transfer your Atoms or Fallout 1st membership balance between Bethesda.net and Steam. Additionally, Atoms you earn are specific to one platform or the other. However, items you have purchased through the Atomic Shop will be available in both Bethesda.net and Steam.
Wastelanders is bringing one of the most-requested features to FO76 in that it adds human NPCs throughout the game. “We wanted to make the world realistically feel like time has passed,” developers wrote. “Some details are small, like the fact that your Pip-Boy now reflects that the year is 2103, and some are huge like NPCs, Factions, and updated locations.”
The update will be accessible to all players regardless of level and even the newest players can jump right in for a solo experience that begins about a year after the events of the game’s main story. Players will encounter a pair of human factions: Settlers and Raiders. Each controls its own location. Settlers are located in Foundation while Raiders are found in The Crater. Both locations are considered hubs where players can trade, interact with NPCs, pick up quests, etc. Players can help out both factions that will yield reputation with them and choices made during questing will affect the larger game world.
Human NPCs will be found all over the game map and players can interact with them. Some can even be recruited and, if successful, they’ll return to the faction hub and be present to defend it and will even offer quests.
Check out the Fallout 76 official site to learn more.